Bat Removal & Control Services


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 Bat Facts!

There are 18 species of bats in Colorado. Some are  here year-round, while some will migrate to warmer  climates in the winter.

Bats play a valuable role our ecosystem. They devour  tremendous quantities of insects, mostly at nighttime. During the day they will nest in structures that offer small and dark hiding places. In Durango and surrounding areas, many of the older and mountain-style homes provide such spaces.

While bats are great to have around to keep mosquito populations under control, it is not great for you or the bat for it to be living under your roof. Bats can sometimes carry disease and the buildup of guano can eventually cause damage to your roof.

The good news? If you have bats in your structures, we can help!

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Southwest Colorado Local Bat Control & Removal

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, bats are the primary host for rabies in our state. In the last 20 years, 98% of the animals that tested positive were bats. While this is an alarming statistic, only 1% of bats in their natural environment have rabies, and 5-10% of bats with rabies will come in contact with people while exhibiting abnormal behavior. 

Concerning behavior could be flying out of control, acting sick, being on the ground, or hanging out by themselves in the day time. If you notice any of these behaviors from bats near your home, leave the area and call animal removal immediately.

Capturing a bat or removing a colony should be done by an informed, prepared professional. If you have any questions or need immediate assistance with a bat issue, do not hesitate to reach out to San Juan Wildlife. As with all of our services, we will make sure to remove the bats in a safe and humane manner.


We provide animal control and removal services in the following areas:

Allison, Arboles, Bayfield, Cahone, Cortez, Dolores, Dove Creek Durango, Fort Lewis, Gem Village, Hermosa, Hesperus, Ignacio, Mancos, Marvel, Mesa Verde, Pagosa Springs, Pleasant View, Rico, Silverton, Towaoc, Vallecito, Yellow Jacket.

Check out what our clients have to say

“The owner of San Juan Wildlife services, and his very skilled and well equipped crew did a fantastic bat removal project at our 30 year old cabin in southern Colorado. They protected the bats during removal, sealed entry holes/cracks, and verified reentry blocking with video cameras.Tom and his crew are reliable, honest and skilled at bat removal and a pleasure to deal with.”

Allen Valentine

“Fast, efficient, and courteous Service! We were very pleased with San Juan Wildlife Services. They removed our Bats, and sealed up our cabin! They came promptly to survey our property, gave us a detailed description of bats’ behavior, how they get in, and what San Juan Wildlife does to ensure none get back in. We appreciated the promptness and the hard work of Tom and his crews. Plus, it was reasonably priced. Hats off!!!!!”

Richard Lehman

“Finding out I had bats living in my ceiling was a bit of a stressful situation. They started getting in the house! From my very first phone call with Tom and threw the entire situation, Tom went out of his way to make sure I could have them removed. There is so much more to having a colony of bats than you would think and the San Juan Wildlife crew is very knowledgeable. I couldn’t have taken care of this situation if Tom wasn’t so willing to work with me. And you couldn’t ask for a nicer group of guys to work with. If you have a bat problem call San Juan Wildlife services.”

Kimberly Foster

“We had a bat issue in our home, and Tom with San Juan Wildlife Services was outstanding in solving the problem efficiently and very quickly. He is very knowledgeable regarding all issues pertaining to bats, and was great to work with, very flexible and just great. Me and my husband highly recommend this company and service. He also came back months later to do some monitoring at no cost.”

Liliana Argento